Chapter 1668: Deity Lu Fei
"It's actually a late Reciprocity cultivator. Judging from your presence, you should have reached the limits of late Reciprocity, but you haven't comprehended the laws of the world yet, so you're stuck at Reciprocity. If you didn't appear here today and met me, you might be able to reach Godhood one day in the future, but it's a pity that you'll never have that opportunity ever again! Become the nourishment to heal me. Remember my name, the name of the person who will take your lives, Lu Fei!" The man in flames smiled viciously. He looked at Jian Chen and Shen Jian like they were already dead.
"Lu Fei, do you really think that you can handle us? We have no intentions of being your enemy, but if you insist, you can't blame us for being merciless," Jian Chen said coldly. Although he was grim, he showed no fear or fluster at all.
Lu Fei's eyes narrowed, and he glared at Jian Chen. He sneered, "You sure do talk big. Although I can't see your exact cultivation level, I can blurrily sense that you should be at Reciprocity. Even if I'm wrong and you possessed strength at Godhood, you still can't change the situation." With that, killing intent exploded in Lu Fei's eyes. With a bellow, he used his Undying Body of Flames again, and the flames on him immediately surged, rolling towards Jian Chen and Shen Jian as a sea of fire.
A gleam of light flashed through Shen Jian and Jian Chen's eyes. With the crisp thrum of a sword, a dark sword appeared in Shen Jian's hand silently. He fused with the sword, charging into the sea of flames as a resplendent streak of light, killing his way towards Lu Fei as if he were unstoppable.
Jian Chen's gaze sharpened as if he had become a drawn sword, filled with sharpness. At that moment, he seemed to have become a sword himself, even though there was not one in his hands. His finger swept past the space before him gently, and an invisible sword Qi immediately split the sea of flames that surged over rapidly.
Shen Jian had fused with the sword, becoming an extremely powerful and resplendent streak of light. He flew along the path that Jian Chen had opened up as his Cloudstream sword directly stabbed towards Lu Fei's forehead with a dazzling glow.
"You've actually comprehended the laws. I've underestimated you." Lu Fei's eyes narrowed, and he immediately became rather stern. He clenched his hand, and the sea of flames in the surroundings surged, forming a palm of fire instantly. Not only did the palm of fire give off a powerful pulse of energy enough to surprise Jian Chen and Shen Jian, but it also grabbed Shen Jian's sword with a sliver of the Laws of Fire.
"You've reached the limits of Reciprocity and comprehended the laws of the world. If you had some more time, you would be able to reach Godhood at any time, but it's just a pity that you'll never get that opportunity again. Even if you ignore the difference in cultivation, the difference between our comprehension is insurmountable as well," Lu Fei sighed gently. He looked at Shen Jian and Jian Chen in pity, but the pity quickly transformed into a cold killing intent. To him, both Jian Chen and Shen Jian would become nourishment to heal his wounds.
Lu Fei extended a finger gently and a red light shot from its tip. It travelled towards the centre of Shen Jian's forehead with the Laws of Fire.
"Form-breaker!" Suddenly, Shen Jian bellowed out, and the Cloudstream sword immediately exploded with light. He slashed towards the beam of light. The attack contained a mysterious power that could destroy everything in the world, specifically targeting anything with a form. As he slashed out, Lu Fei's palm of fire was immediately cut in half. The Laws of Fire in the palm clashed with Shen Jian's Laws of the Sword and was actually suppressed, limiting the strength it could display.
Afterwards, the Cloudstream sword became a blur and stabbed the beam of red light containing the Laws of Fire. With a boom, the red light immediately shattered, expanding into the surroundings as powerful ripples of energy.
The ripples of energy blew Shen Jian backwards. Although he possessed battle prowess at Godhood, he was still a long way away from Lu Fei in terms of cultivation.
On the other hand, Lu Fei paid no attention to the ripple of energy. The energy struck his body and failed to move him at all. He stared fixedly at Shen Jian as disbelief flooded his face.
"Your comprehension of laws is actually greater than mine. Impossible, this is impossible…" Lu Fei cried out as his heart began to surge. He was a late Deity and was quite close to becoming a God, yet someone who had not even reached Godhood had actually surpassed his comprehension in terms of laws. He struggled to accept this.
But at this moment, a feeling of coldness suddenly rose up in Lu Fei's heart. He saw Jian Chen arrived before him with lightning speed. His fingers formed a sword, emitting a beam of light that was just as long as a standard sword from his fingers. He stabbed it coldly and mercilessly towards Lu Fei.
Lu Fei's face changed. He had not sensed any power from Jian Chen as Jian Chen had never moved against him. Only after they began fighting did he discover in shock that Jian Chen was actually much more powerful than Shen Jian. He felt a strong sense of threat from Jian Chen's attack.
Lu Fei finally became grim. No longer willing to be careless, he struck out as hard as he could. A fire-red sword appeared in his hand and his Laws of Fire condensed. He stabbed out with all his strength.
The sword Qi Jian Chen condensed collided with Lu Fei's sword. Sword Qi and sparks shot off in all directions. Lu Fei's Laws of Fire and Jian Chen's Laws of the Sword collided and the Laws of Fire became suppressed. They dispersed rapidly. He was not Jian Chen's opponent in terms of comprehension.
"Impossible! How can your laws be stronger as well? It's also greater than mine! Who are the two of you?" Lu Fei was shocked. He had lost all composure. He had never thought that he would come across two people so powerful on these simple plains. Their cultivation was clearly not very great, but their comprehension of laws was frightening. Even he, a late Deity, could not rival them.
Jian Chen did not respond. His gaze remained cold, and he stabbed out a second time at extremely fast speed. The sword Qi had already arrived before Lu Fei, directly targeting Lu Fei's forehead.
Lu Fei shot backwards and swiveled his head to the side, barely dodging the fatal attack. However, the sword Qi had cut off some of his hair. Apart from shock, his gaze towards Jian Chen and Shen Jian now possessed a certain coldness. Then he formed a series of hand seals and the origin energy in the surroundings immediately surged over, condensing into a sword of fire that was three hundred meters long. It dyed the surroundings red and clouds of fire seemed to condense high in the air.
"Since I can't directly devour you, I'll kill you and devour you afterwards. Once I devour the two of you, I should be able to recover by quite a lot. Truth Tier Battle Skill, Pythonsword of Scarlet Flames!" Lu Fei bellowed out, and the sword Qi above him immediately turned into a streak of red light, shooting towards Jian Chen. The tip of the sword Qi had turned into the vicious head of a snake.
At that moment, Jian Chen had actually forced Lu Fei to use a battle skill as a powerful late Deity.
The battle skill was extremely powerful, having reached the same level as the Immortal Tier from the Immortals' World. It made Jian Chen turn grim.
Jian Chen bellowed out and formed a seal with his hands. He shone with golden light and a golden sword Qi condensed from nowhere. It shot towards Lu Fei's Truth Tier Battle Skill.
With the increase in Jian Chen's Chaotic Body, the Daluo Sword he used right now was much more powerful than when he used it on the Tian Yuan Continent. He had used an Immortal Tier sword technique to deal with Lu Fei's battle skill that was at a corresponding level in the Saints' World, the Truth Tier.
With a boom, the Daluo Sword collided viciously with the Pythonsword of Scarlet Flames. The golden and red light interweaved, creating a resplendent display of light. Lu Fei's Truth Tier Battle Skill began to disperse, while Jian Chen's Daluo Sword was reduced to half a meter in length. It shot across the sky as a golden streak of light and penetrated Lu Fei's chest under his gaze of disbelief.
Lu Fei's body shuddered, and blood spurted from his mouth. He staggered a few dozen meters backwards before stabilising himself.
With a flash of black, Shen Jian's Cloudstream sword shot over as well, slashing across Lu Fei's neck. It almost beheaded Lu Fei.
Lu Fei became even paler, and the flame around him dulled in color. Not only did he fail to devour Jian Chen and Shen Jian to recover, but he had also sustained heavy wounds in their battle. He had bitten off more than he could chew.
"I never thought that I'm not the opponent of the two of them. If this continues, I'll definitely be defeated. I'll struggle to flee even if the ancestor of the Lu family arrives. I have to flee. Whatever, I'll remember the two of them for now and make them pay some other day." Lu Fei no longer wanted to fight anymore. With a single moment, he turned into a blur and fled as quickly as he could.
Lu Fei fled extremely quickly. Neither Jian Chen or Shen Jian could match his flying speed. After all, there was still a disparity between their cultivation levels.
A gleam of light flashed through Jian Chen's eyes as he watched Lu Fei flee. He formed a seal with both hands before turning into a bolt of lightning. He pursued Lu Fei at an unbelievable speed.
It was the Linear Lightning Release!
"T- that's impossible. His speed…" Lu Fei was utterly shocked when he saw Jian Chen race over like a bolt of lightning. This time, he no longer had any time to dodge. Jian Chen passed through his body with lightning speed.
Jian Chen would not have been able to catch up to Lu Fei with just flight, but he also knew sword techniques. The Linear Lightning Release was a sword technique with extraordinary speed. It could be used as both an offensive measure and a way to chase others down.
Lu Fei's eyes widened, and disbelief flooded his face. However, the light in his eyes faded rapidly, and they became glassy. Afterwards, his body split into two right down the centre. Not only had the bolt of lightning split his body into two when it passed through him, but it had also obliterated his soul.
"I never thought that I could kill a late Deity so easily after my Chaotic Body reached the ninth layer. Not to mention, because of my chaotic neidan's state, I can only use eighty percent of my strength," Jian Chen sighed in amazement inside as he looked at Lu Fei's corpse. He took Lu Fei's Space Ring and said, "However, this Lu Fei was injured. If he were at his peak condition, killing him would not have been so easy."